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Heritage Open Day 2012

In 2012 the Rothley Heritage Trust decided on just one venue to open for Heritage Open Day and this event took place on Sunday 9th September 2012 from 1-5pm. It was the year to open the Cemetery Chapel to give a preview of the proposed plans for a permanent exhibition there about the Barrow-upon-Soar Union Workhouse which was once situated in Rothley Parish.

It proved to be a very popular event with the same comment that visitors had never been inside the chapel and this was their opportunity. It was also the chance for visitors to learn more about the Parish Workhouse. Many were researching their family history through the burial list available and which included all the paupers buried in the cemetery.

It was the third successful Heritage Open Day organised by the Rothley Heritage Trust.

The Cemetery Chapel seen from Mountsorrel Lane. September 2012

The Garden of Remembrance as you approach the Cemetery Chapel. September 2012

The wife of the Master of the Workhouse arrives. September 2012

Brian Verity and Brenda Sutherland of the Rothley Heritage Trust await the first visitors. September 2012

The original altar, lectern and bier stands of the Cemetery Chapel. September 2012

A Bartholomew Hickling Bible on the lectern. The was the bible of Arnold Edward Archer who died in WWI. September 2012

To learn more about Private 79044 Arnold Edward Archer of the Durham Light Infantry please click on the following link:

To learn more about the Bartholomew Hickling Charity please click on the following link

Showing the projects of the Rothley Heritage Trust.

The history of the cemetery and chapel with the burial plan.

The New Poor Law System

How it was researched

Plan of the ground floor of the workhouse

Plan of the first floor of the workhouse

Plan of the top floor of the workhouse

You could read the Job Description of the Master of the Workhouse

A model of the Parish Workhouse was kindly loaned by Mountsorrel Parish Council

The model shown above

A general view of the chapel and the HODS exhibition. September 2012

A general view of the HODS 2012 exhibition. September 2012

To learn more about the history of the Cemetery Chapel please click on the following link:

To learn about burials in the cemetery please click on the following link:

To see the Memorial to the Paupers please click on the following link:

To learn more about Heritage Open Day 2006 please click on the following link:

To learn more about Heritage Open Day 2009 please click on the following link: